Here’s another chance at getting your novel published
MYSTERY WRITERS OF AMERICA and St. Martin’s Minotaur have announced their annual First Crime Novel Competition. It is open to any writer who has not been published in any genre before and is not under contract with a publisher. The story must involve a murder or other serious crime and manuscripts must be no less than 220 typewritten pages (approximately 60,000 words. The winner will be offered a publishing contract with Minotaur Books. Entry forms with specific rules must be requested by November 12, 2010 at Minotaur Books/MWA Competition, St. Martin’s Minotaur, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010. An on-line copy of the rules can be found here on the MWA website.
Author / Attorney / Professor -- click on the photo to go to Mike's website.
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A man is found murdered on a city transit bus in the days leading up to Christmas; his former bank is out thousands, his trophy wife has a drug problem and his ex-wife can’t get their marriage annulled. Now solve the murder before the snow gets too deep!
Mike is a lawyer in West Des Moines and teaches law and government at Upper Iowa University. He lives with his wife, Luanne, who is an asset and procurement manager for a national mortage company. They live with their two “best friends,” Bo and Buster. He is also an amateur ventriloquist and has done numerous school shows and has also appeared at the Iowa State Fair. For nine seasons he raced Formula Vees with SCCA. Murder Most Holy is his first book in a planned series featuring Deputy Attorney General Parker Noble.
Mike writes a monthly column for the Catholic Mirror in Des Moines. You can check them out here.
Mike also writes an occassional legal column for The Wanderer, a national Catholic weekly. For subscription information contact: The Wanderer Press, 201 Ohio Street, St. Paul, MN 55107,(651) 224-5733, or the paper’s website.
What reviewers said about Mike's first mystery, Murder Most Holy:
“…a steady, engrossing read.” Mystery Scene Magazine
“I’ll be watching for more books by this author.” Crime Spree Magazine
“Fans will enjoy this lighthearted whodunit and want more. . .” Midwest Review of Books
Want a copy of Mike's first book, Murder Most Holy?
You can get an autographed hardcover copy of Mike’s first book sent to any address in the United States. Send $15 to: Mike Manno, PO Box 27065, West Des Moines, Iowa 50265.
More praise for Mike's new mystery, End of the Line
“The always entertaining trio of Parker, Stan and Buffy are back and in top form . . . Manno delivers another witty, smart whodunnit with his second installment of the Parker Noble series. END OF THE LINE is a compulsive must-read mystery lovers will devour!”
"Mike Manno has given us a lot to like in End of the Line. A wonderful mystery, plenty of twists, it's also a story filled with humor, human interest, and a cop-hero you'd love to swap stories with over a couple of beers -- or some bad station house coffee."
David J. Walker, Edgar-nominated author of the l Foley and Wild Onion, Ltd.Series
Snail Mail: PO Box 27065, West Des Moines,Iowa 50265